HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc363-4W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether soldiers stationed in Jamaica at the out- break of War, and for some years subsequently, who volunteered for active service in France but were required to await reliefs, are entitled to the 1914 and 1915 Star, or whether any other decoration in recognition of the services of such, men is in contemplation?

Captain GUEST

The "1914–15 Star" is granted only to those members of the Military Forces who served in theatres of War between the 5th August, 1914, and the 31st December, 1915. Jamaica was not a theatre of war and service therein does not qualify for the award of the star. The question of the conditions governing the award of the general decoration to be granted for services rendered during the War is under consideration.